Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial to enjoying a healthy smile. What most people do not realize, however, is that your oral hygiene has a powerful impact on your overall health. Our caring dentist and team at RM Advanced Center for Cosmetic Dentistry advocate heart-healthy oral hygiene habits to help you enjoy not only a beautiful smile, but improved general health. It is estimated that as many as 70% of adults in the United States have periodontal disease, which is caused by chronic inflammation. This inflammation is also a key factor in the development of heart disease. When you keep your mouth healthy and free from harmful bacteria, you help protect yourself against more than just cavities. Call us at 727-202-4459 to schedule your hygiene consultation with Dr. Roberto Macedo and learn more about heart-healthy oral hygiene in St. Petersburg, Florida.